I have a Celeron 2.6ghz w/ 1256 RAM and Intel board w/ geForce2 100/200 card. I want to upgrade the card to a FX5200 or better. My local PC Shop has a FX5200 AGP and says it has 128ram and should work fine for running on 3d effects in Compiz-fusion in Linux Mint 3.1 and PCLOS 2007 which are both installed on separate 40gb hdds.
Do you think this is a good choice or should I get a better card?
Get an entire overhaul?
That depends what you want to do with your computer.
If you want to game, there are a whole hell of a lot of better cards out there than the 5200...
...but if you don't want to game, the 5200 will be fine.